Area football summaries

CNJ staff Friday Melrose 54, Hondo 6 Hondo — Carlos Ruiz rushed for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another as Melrose routed Hondo 54-6 Friday in the season-opener for both teams. James Walker added a pair of touchdown passes, including a 52-yarder to Ruiz in a game that was halted at halftime by […]

Bus driver training a rigorous process

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Advertising works. Cory Adair proved it on Monday, dressing up a 1949 school bus with a help wanted sign and parking it at a local restaurant. “It just said, ‘School bus drivers needed, three hours a day, $600 a month,’” said Adair, the school bus contractor for the Clovis municipal […]

Oregon State routs Lobos in bowl game

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Steven Jackson tied a bowl game record with five touchdowns, and Oregon State’s defense overwhelmed mistake-plagued New Mexico in a 55-14 win at the Las Vegas Bowl on Wednesday night. Jackson, the leading rusher in the Pac-10 this year, ran for 149 yards on 28 carries and showed […]

Las Vegas Bowl stats

ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday at Las Vegas, Nev. Oregon St. 55, New Mexico 14 Oregon St. 17 14 10 14 — 55 New Mexico 7 0 0 7 — 14 First quarter OSU—Jackson 34 pass from Anderson (Ysliniemi kick), 9:59 OSU—FG Ysliniemi 21, 6:38 UNM—Baskett 27 pass from Kelly (Zunker kick), 4:59 OSU—Hass 42 pass from […]

Ferguson impressive in loss to Cats

By Rick White Rodney Ferguson left a big impression and quite a few welts on the Clovis Wildcats. The Manzano senior running back capped a standout high school career that included three-straight 1,000-yard seasons by rushing the Wildcats for 195 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday’s 34-28 loss that eliminated the Monarchs from playoff contention. […]

WT stuns Hounds

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Greyhound running back Dwayne Davis is upended by West Texas A&M safety Larry Wilson in Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Staff photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — The game could not have been more memorable for West Texas A&M coach Ronnie Jones. Eastern New Mexico University’s football team would just as […]

Javelinas’ passing attack sinks ENMU

CNJ STAFF KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior quarterback Daniel Taylor survived five sacks by Eastern New Mexico University, throwing for 322 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night to lead Texas A&M-Kingsville past the Greyhounds 44-26 in Lone Star Conference South Division football. Taylor completed 17 of 25 passes as the Javelinas (7-1, 4-0 South), ranked fourth […]

Buffaloes win in OT at Logan

CNJ STAFF LOGAN — Junior James Walker scored on 6-yard run on fourth down and added a single-point conversion run as Melrose outlasted Logan 35-34 in overtime Friday night in a six-man clash. Neither team led by more than eight points in the game. The Buffaloes (4-1) were down 28-20 when Jason Runyan sacked Logan’s […]

Farwell routs Whiteface to improve to 5-0

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Farwell sophomore running back Luis Olmos runs through a Whiteface defender during the first half of Friday’s game in Farwell. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF FARWELL — Sophomore Matthew Edwards, moving into the tailback position due to an injury to starter Hugo Vazquez, scored four touchdowns and rushed for 132 yards on 21 carries […]

Friday’s prep capsules

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CNJ staff SANTA ROSA 23, FORT SUMNER 16 SANTA ROSA — Sophomore Joaquin Salazar ran for 128 yards and scored a late touchdown that helped Santa Rosa hold off Fort Sumner 23-16. The win snapped Fort Sumner’s 12-game winning streak. The Foxes had not lost since losing to Santa Rosa 23-21 early in the 2002 […]

Foxes score about every way possible

Dave Wagner News & notes Even if they don’t often do it by passing, the Fort Sumner Foxes showed Friday night that they have a variety of ways to score. The Foxes didn’t complete a pass while running up more than 400 yards rushing in their season-opening 60-0 rout of Hagerman at Fort Sumner. But […]

Trojans march over Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White/Clovis senior Mark Replogle is brought down by Mayfield’s Sam Gonzales. Rick White LAS CRUCES — Jeremy Lawson has finished his last two games against Clovis on the sidelines. A year ago, Lawson was knocked unconscious when a pass over the middle and Clovis all-state free safety Joey Garcia arrived at […]

Zias win in final tuneup

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Freshman midfielder Anna Funck scored a hat trick Saturday as the first-year Eastern New Mexico University soccer program completed its preseason scrimmage schedule with a 3-0 victory over the Lubbock Ice Club team at the ENMU soccer field. The Zias, who finished the preseason with a 1-2 record, open the regular […]